Eagle records tumble as Betters celebrates 18th B-Day over HHS, 8-1

GIRLS SOCCER SHS senior midfielder pumps in four goals, adds two assists to help clinch Lady Eagles’18th county crown BY TONY CASTRO Hernando Sport.com BROOKSVILLE – Two-time Hernando County Player of the Year, Springstead senior midfielder/forward Samantha “Sammy” Betters celebrated her 18th birthday behind a record-breaking effort Wednesday night in her final visit to Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium. Attempting to ignite a sleep-walking Eagles’ offense, Betters poured in four goals…

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Springstead’s Keister caps terrific season, named Hernando County’s Runner of the Year

2015 ALL-COUNTY BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Fastest Eagle in the 5K era, collects 12 top-10 finishes across 20 races By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Most fans believe that cross country was something conjured up by Brooksville’s Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Famer Ernie Chatman. Excellence was synonymous with Chatman’s 27 seasons at the helm. It didn’t hurt that his elite-level Leopards were represented at states 21 times during his reign. His…

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HernandoSport.com 2015 All-Hernando County Boys Cross Country

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Runner of the Year Allen Keister Springstead – Senior COMMENTS: Relocated to Spring Hill from Ohio following his sophomore year … Two-year letterman in cross country, who also ran track … Two-time All-Hernando County cross county pick … First-time Runner of the Year, edging out Hernando High’s Trevor Foley … Competed in 20 3.1-mile meets for the Eagles, including 10 in his senior…

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2015-16 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL STATS

– Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10   WGT   NAME/SCHOOL   BEN-CLN-TOT   101 Paisley Easton (HER) 100-95—195   110 Calleigh Brannan (WW) 110-110—220   119 Victoria Davila (NCT) 115-115—230   129 $$Ashley Gentz (NCT) 160-170—330   139 Samantha Traudt (NCT) 155-175—330   154 **Annelise Rentas (NCT) 145-170—315   169 **Annelise Rentas (NCT) 150-160—310   183 Janea Mobley (HER) 130-130—260   199 Kelsey Manns (WW) 130-120—250   UNL Jouie…

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Hernando County Girls Weightlifting Meet Results (thru 12-12)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 12-11: NCT, WW @ 6th annual Disparti Law Group Girls Weightlifting Invitational Final Team Results:   PL.   TEAM   CLASS   PTS. 1. Punta Gorda-Charlotte (CHAR) 2A-6 63.0 2. Orlando-Colonial (COL) 2A-8 43.0 3. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical (NCT) 1A-10 22.0 3. New Port Richey-River Ridge (RR) 1A-13 22.0 5. Land O’Lakes-Sunlake (SNL) 2A-15 19.0 6. Leesburg (LEES) 1A-9 14.0 7. St. Cloud (STC)…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 12-19)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) Monday, Dec. 14 BOYS BASKETBALL Lecanto at Springstead, 7:30 p.m. HCA at Ocala-Meadowbrook, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Nature Coast Technical at Oldsmar Christian, 7 p.m. HCA at Ocala-St. John Lutheran, 6 p.m. BOYS SOCCER Weeki Wachee at Wesley Chapel, 7:30 p.m. Pasco at Springstead, 7:30 p.m. Hernando at Zephyrhills, 7:30 p.m. Tampa-Brooks-DeBartolo at HCA, 4 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Springstead at…

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Best-ever day! Sharks tie Knights for third at Disparti

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING NCT return home with five placers, one champion By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com NEW PORT RICHEY – Behind five placers (top-six effort needed) and its first individual champion in three seasons, Nature Coast Technical tied host and three-time defending district champion River Ridge in Friday’s 19-team, sixth annual Larry Disparti Law Group Invitational girls weightlifting meet. For a third consecutive winter, the 2A-6 Punta Gorda-Charlotte Tarpons produced a meet-high…

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Springstead’s Barker garners county’s lone gold medal at Kiwanis Invite

WRESTLING Rebuilding Springstead stuns with four placers, third-place finish By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – Perhaps the demise of F.W. Springstead mat program was a bit premature. Certainly this weekend’s 287-wrestler, 31-team, 34th edition of the Brooksville-Kiwanis Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Hernando High, bares that out. Three members of toughest regional in the state, Class 2A-II, aka “The Region of Doom” – Lakeland-Lake Gibson, Belleview and Springstead – dominated the…

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Lake Gibson, Tampa Prep, Weeki Wachee, Pasco early favorites at Kiwanis Invite at HHS

WRESTLING Sal Basile and four key Jesuit Tigers in national event in Ohio this weekend By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Imagine how much tougher this year’s 34th annual, 32-team Brooksville-Kiwanis Invitational at Hernando High’s Michael A. Imhoff Gymnasium, would have been with a fully-stocked Tampa-Jesuit mat squad in attendance? But as fate would have it, ex-Springstead skipper Sal Basile, in his first year at the helm of the Hillsborough County private…

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Charlotte Tarpons seek tourney three-repeat at Disparti

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING Charlotte expected to pace 20-team field at River Ridge By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com A trio of last winter’s Top 10 teams from the Class 2A FHSAA State Finals are expected to dominate the proceedings – No. 3 Charlotte, No. 5 Colonial and No. 7 River Ridge – in Friday’s 20-team, sixth annual Larry Disparti Law Group Girls Weightlifting Invitational at River Ridge Middle/High School. The field is expected…

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Back in the saddle, Betters’ goal and assist enables Springstead to topple NCT, 2-0

  GIRLS SOCCER Lady Eagles bounce back after Friday’s upset to 2A-6 Bears without Betters, Tinny By TONY CASTRO Hernando Sport.com BROOKSVILLE – Springstead’s six-game series win skein was snapped by current 2A-6 front-runner Central last Friday at Booster Stadium, 2-1. The Bears’ come-from-behind win was the Brooksville’s crew’s first over SHS since Dec. 7, 2011. CHS took advantage of fact that the Eagles were missing a pair of 2015…

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